Have you been wanting to use your EBT card for grocery deliveries and shopping on Amazon? Linking your EBT card to your Amazon account is pretty straightforward but we’re here to walk you through the steps. In just a few minutes you’ll be all set up to shop on Amazon using your benefits. Whether you want Whole Foods groceries delivered to your door or you’re stocking up on pantry staples, using EBT on Amazon gives you more options to choose from. Let’s get started so you can save time and skip the checkout line. Read on to learn how simple it is to connect your EBT card and start shopping.
Why You Should Add Your EBT Card to Amazon
Adding your EBT card to your Amazon account is a total game changer. Here are a few reasons why you should link up:
Amazon offers groceries and essentials for free shipping and often at lower prices than your local stores. By adding your EBT card, you can use your benefits to pay for groceries on Amazon, saving you money and time.
With AmazonFresh, you get access to farm-fresh groceries and meals delivered straight to your door. We’re talking produce, dairy, meats, and prepared foods. For SNAP participants, AmazonFresh offers free same-day delivery on all grocery orders over $35.
Linking your EBT card also unlocks special offers and discounts exclusively for cardholders. We’re talking coupons for staples like rice, beans, oatmeal, and more. Amazon also regularly runs promotions offering $10 off your first three grocery orders of $35 or more when you pay with your EBT card.
To get started, simply visit amazon.com/snap-ebt on your desktop or mobile browser. Sign in with your Amazon account and enter your EBT card number to link it to your profile. Your benefits balance will automatically update each month, so you can shop for approved groceries whenever you need them.
With affordable prices, convenient delivery options, and regular discounts and offers, using your EBT card on Amazon just makes sense. Give it a try—you’ve got nothing to lose and lots of savings to gain! Adding your benefits to Amazon opens you up to a whole new world of grocery possibilities.
How to Create an Amazon Account – Step by Step
To use your EBT card on Amazon, you’ll first need an Amazon account. Setting one up is pretty straightforward.
1) First, go to amazon.com and click ‘Create your Amazon account’ at the top of the page. You’ll be asked for some basic info like your name, email address, and a password. Use a password that’s unique and hard to guess.
2) Next, enter your shipping address. Even though you’re using an EBT card, Amazon will still need to know where to send any physical items you purchase. If you have a PO box, that works too.
3) When it comes time to enter a payment method, select ‘EBT Card’ as your option. You’ll need to provide the 16-digit card number, expiration date, and security code from your EBT card. Double check that all the numbers are entered correctly.
4) Once your EBT card is added, you’re all set to shop on Amazon. You can buy groceries like bread, milk, snacks, and canned goods as well as essentials like diapers and toilet paper. Purchases are deducted directly from your SNAP food stamp balance.
A few tips: Always check that an item is listed as ‘SNAP eligible’ before you buy it. Not all products on Amazon can be purchased with EBT benefits. Also, be aware that Amazon charges sales tax on all items. The tax will also be deducted from your EBT card balance.
Happy shopping and bon appetit! Using your EBT card on Amazon makes buying groceries and essentials more convenient than ever. Let me know if you have any other questions!
Locate Your EBT Card Number
To link your EBT card to your Amazon account, you’ll need to locate your EBT card number. This is the 16-digit number on the front of your card.
Check Your EBT Card
Double check that the name and information on your EBT card are correct and up to date. The card should not be damaged or expired. If there are any issues, contact your local SNAP office right away to request a replacement.
- Your EBT card number is the long number across the middle of the card.
- The number may start with 4414, 4415 or 4432.
- The last four digits of the number are also printed below the signature panel on the back of the card.
Find Your EBT Card Number
If you can’t locate your physical EBT card for any reason, don’t worry – there are a couple ways to get your card number.
- Log in to your EBT account on your state’s website or mobile app. Your EBT card number should be displayed on your account summary or profile page.
- Call your state’s EBT customer service phone number. Provide personal details to verify your identity and request your EBT card number. The automated phone system may allow you to enter your information and obtain your EBT card number 24 hours a day.
- As a last resort, you may need to go to your local SNAP office to request a replacement EBT card in order to obtain your card number. Bring a photo ID to verify your identity. Your EBT card number will be on the new card provided.
Once you have your EBT card number in hand, you’re ready to link it to your Amazon account and start using your SNAP EBT benefits on Amazon’s website or mobile app. Let me know if you have any other questions!
Link Your EBT Card to Your Amazon Account
Linking your EBT card to your Amazon account is a convenient way to shop for groceries and household essentials online. Once linked, you can use your EBT card to pay for eligible food items on Amazon.com and have them shipped directly to your door.
Check Your EBT Card Balance
Before linking your card, check to make sure you have sufficient funds available on your EBT card to place an order on Amazon. You can check your balance on your state’s EBT website or by calling the toll-free number on the back of your EBT card.
Register for an Amazon Account
If you don’t already have an Amazon account, you’ll need to create one. Go to Amazon.com and click “Create your Amazon account” to get started. Enter your name, email address, and a password to sign up. During the registration process, you’ll be asked for a payment method – select “EBT Card” as your option.
Enter Your EBT Card Information
Carefully enter your EBT card number, the expiration date, and security code (CVV) located on the back of your card. Double check that all numbers are entered correctly. Once your EBT card is verified, it will be listed under “Payment options” in your Amazon account for future purchases.
Shop for Eligible Items
With your EBT card linked, you can shop for most grocery items like bread, meat, poultry, seafood, fruits and vegetables, dairy products, snacks, beverages and more. However, hot and prepared food items, alcohol, tobacco, paper products, household supplies and vitamins/medicines are not eligible. When checking out, simply select your EBT card as the payment method and the amount will be deducted from your EBT account balance.
Linking your EBT card to Amazon provides a safe, easy way to shop for essentials from the comfort of home. Be sure to keep track of your balance and only purchase eligible items. If you have any issues linking or using your EBT card on Amazon, contact their customer service for help.
FAQ: Common Questions About Using EBT on Amazon
Will using my EBT card on Amazon affect my benefits?
Using your EBT card to make purchases on Amazon will not affect your SNAP benefits. The funds are still coming from your EBT card balance, they are just being used on Amazon instead of in a physical store. As always, the total funds available on your EBT card for the month will depend on your benefit amount. Using your benefits on Amazon simply provides you with another way to spend them.
What can I buy with EBT on Amazon?
You can use your EBT card to buy most grocery items available on Amazon Fresh and Amazon Pantry, including:
- Fruits and vegetables
- Dairy products like milk, eggs, and cheese
- Bread and grains
- Meats, poultry and fish
- Beverages like juice, coffee and non-alcoholic drinks
Certain non-food items like paper products, cleaning supplies, and hygiene items may also be EBT-eligible on Amazon. However, you cannot use your EBT card to purchase hot or prepared foods, alcohol, tobacco, pet food, paper plates or napkins, or non-food items like toothpaste or soap.
How do I check out using EBT on Amazon?
When shopping on Amazon Fresh or Amazon Pantry, look for the SNAP EBT eligible badge to ensure an item can be purchased with your benefits. Once you start checkout, select “EBT card” as your payment method. Enter your EBT card number and PIN to pay for your order. Any non-EBT eligible items in your cart must be paid for separately using another payment method like a credit/debit card or gift card.
Using your EBT card on Amazon makes it easier to shop for groceries from home. Let me know if you have any other questions!